Selections from the Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg
Written by Robert Storr, Text by Mimi Thompson
The accompanying volume to an exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s personal collection, held at Gagosian Gallery, New York. Expanding upon the exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in New York (2011), this book doubles as an accompanying "reader" and features works by over sixty-five artists from Rauschenberg’s collection, including Joseph Beuys, Mathew Brady, Alexander Calder, Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, Henri Matisse, Ed Ruscha, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol. Art historian and scholar Robert Storr contributes an essay focusing on Rauschenberg’s inspirations, friendships, and affinities as well as their myriad of interrelations. Biographies of each artist written by Mimi Thompson complement the illustrations of artworks and rare archival photographs, and show the influence of the artist’s work within Rauschenberg’s unique collection.
About The Author
Robert Storr is an American curator, academic, critic, and painter. From 1990 to 2002 he was a curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and he was the director of the Venice Biennale in 2007. He is currently the dean of the Yale School of Art. Mimi Thompson is a writer and critic living in New York.
Publish Date: September 25, 2012
Category: Art - Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General